Following the retirement of the current director, Chin Shih-chien, last Monday, Taipei Zoo has launched a creative campaign to find the most suitable candidate to fill the position.
To notify potential parties of the vacancy, zoo officials posted pictures and campaign information of 8 candidates from within the zoo — all of which are animals.
In a short amount of time, the post garnered 27,000 likes and more than 6,000 shares and comments.
To raise awareness of the coronavirus epidemic, the four-legged candidates’ campaign all have something to do with the virus, successfully highlighting the importance of self-quarantine and hand-washing.
For instance, the no. 1 candidate, a cute and cuddly koala, promises let all zoo animals sleep up to 18 hours a day, before admitting that it may take self-quarantine to a new level.
The No. 4 candidate, a clouded leopard, and the No. 7 candidate, a meerkat, are both crowd favorites. Their campaigns not only include promotions for “leopard-print” face masks, but also a ban of large gatherings which came from the meerkat, known for their love of hugging family members.